Word going around right now is that AJ Lee knew that she was going to be retiring after Wrestlemania but she opted to keep that a secret from the front office. Had she done that, then WWE would more than likely have her lose at the pay per view. The fact that AJ left the company so abruptly is a sign that she has no intentions of ever returning. She knows the business well enough to know that there would be backstage heat towards her.
April 7, 2015
In a very heartwarming message, Mick Foley thanks AJ Lee through social media for her contributions to the professional wrestling industry. He stated that she was a pioneer because she proved to WWE that you do not have to be a cookie cutter diva in order to succeed in the business. The former world heavyweight champion also stated that AJ was the person that paved the way for performers like Paige to get a chance with the company.
April 5, 2015
Even though it was something that has been discussed over the past year, AJ Lee has surprisingly decided to retire from WWE. The announcement comes shortly after she worked her final Wrestlemania match. Some have stated that she had lost a lot of passion for the business due to several things. Others are stating that she is retiring because it would help resolve some of the relationship issues she is having with CM Punk.
April 3, 2015
Reports have surfaced that AJ Lee is not a very popular person backstage in WWE nowadays. The feeling is that she is essentially doing whatever she wants because she knows that the company needs her more than she needs them. AJ is said to be more than willing to walk away from the business. Some of the backstage heat towards the former divas champion also stems from the resentment that many in the company have towards CM Punk.
December 26, 2014